Sunday, September 19, 2010

Is the Book of Mormon Anti War?

So asks the Salt Lake Tribune. I think one's answer depends in large part on what perceptions you bring to the table. The article itself doesn't give much detail concerning the person's argument. But there are several scriptures that strongly point towards a "no". For starters we have Alma 61:11-14; Alma 43:30; and Alma 43:47. Now these scriptures place limits on what wars are just, but to say The Book of Mormon is anti war is not accurate. You can also look at this post here, where I argue for an interventionist foreign policy based on the text of The Book of Mormon. I have to get ready for church but I will try to expound on the above scriptures at a later time.

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